Sea Freight Forwarding

SOUTH AFRICA to Australia

Sea freight LCL Shipping

At Platinum®, we offer a LCL (Less than a Container Load) sea freight shipping service for your commercial and business goods from South Africa to Australia. This means that instead of having to fill a Full Container Load (FCL), you can ship your goods to Australia by sharing space inside the shipping container with other people’s cargo. This allows you to only ship what you need; keeping your costs down whilst your project gathers speed. 

Our team are well-versed in the latest Regulations surrounding Australian imports; we assess the Regulations against your goods before the goods are shipped from South Africa. 

Platinum® Can Help You 

Platinum® understands the importance of moving goods seamlessly across international borders and also the need to have the goods arrive on-time. Platinum® attempts to mitigate the issues before they arise.

Some South African suppliers are willing to sell the goods and ship the goods to Australia and other South African suppliers are happy to just sell the goods and then we can ship the goods on your behalf. Whichever option, we are happy to work with your supplier and yourself together to achieve the best result for you. We make certain that the paperwork is correct before the goods depart from South Africa and we always aim to pre-clear the cargo before it arrives into Australia.  

South African cargo to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Fremantle and Adelaide:

  • Durban
  • Capetown
  • Johannesburg
  • Port Elizabeth
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Platinum® can ship your cargo from Durban, Capetown, Johannesburg or Port Elizabeth

Are you seeking an experienced LCL sea freight forwarding service between South Africa and Australia? Platinum® understands that moving commercial and business goods from South Africa to Australia can be no easy task – unless you rely upon Platinum®.

Platinum® provides our customers with expert advice on everything from import tariffs, fumigation requirements, customs clearance and delivery. Reach out to Platinum® today and allow us to take care of your sea freight forwarding needs!


Cape Town Harbor (aerial view)

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to ship goods from South Africa to Australia?

On average, shipping by sea from South Africa to Australia can range from say 31-46 days. You will also need to add extra time for the container to be packed in South Africa and also allow time for the container to be unpacked in Australia.

What are the customs and import duties involved when freight forwarding from South Africa to Australia?

Australia and South Africa currently do not have any Free Trade Agreements [FTA’s]. The import duty will range from 0% to 5%; the goods will also be assessed for GST [if applicable], wine tax [if applicable] and excise tax [if applicable].

Are there any restrictions on the types of goods that can be shipped from South Africa to Australia?

The Regulations and rules surrounding imports from South Africa frequently change; for up to date information on the rules and Regulations when importing to Australia, this would need to be assessed prior to purchasing your South African goods.